1  IAFF Cancer Summit.  Lake Buena Vista, FL.

3  Boston Fight for Air Climb.  Fundraiser for American Lung Association. Boston, MA.

11 – 14  DRI 2018 Conference.  Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, Nashville, TN.   For professionals in business continuity, disaster recovery, risk management across all industries.  To include a hands-on workshop track, healthcare BCM track and cyerrisk track.

21 – 23  2018 IPSA Conference.  Tempe, Arizona.  Bringing together the whole Public Safety community (Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, Telecommunications, Emergency Management and all Allied Emergency Responders from the U.S. and around the Globe) to discuss education, training, policy and issues that affect all first responders and allied stakeholders during a call for service – no matter what the scope.

26 – March 2  Firemanship Conference PDX.  Portland, OR.  1000 hours (26th) thru 1300 hours (March 2nd).  Presented by Strategic Fire Training.

27 – March 1 Wildland-Uban Interface. Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV.


4 – 8  Firehouse World 2018.  San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA.

5 – 9  International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE).  Premiere annual event for the communications technology professionals.  Brings together in one place for the opportunity to connect with peers, see the newest products and services, as well as educational sessions.  Attendees represent a diverse group of professions from the the government/military, public safety, utility, transportation and business enterprise sectors.

11   Scott Firefighter Stairclimb.  Columbia Center, Seattle, WA. 0600 – 1800 hours PST.  Firefighters will climb 1,356 steps, 69 flights, and 788′ vertical elevation up the world’s largest on-air stair climb competition in full combat gear and SCBA.  Their message is simple:  Climb. Conquer. Cure.  Fundraiser for The Leukemia & Lymphoma society – Washington/Alaska Chapter.

20 – 23  2018 Virginia Emergency Management Symposium’s “Link to the Past:  Bridge to the Future”.  Omni Homestead.  Discuss current trends, topics and share information on latest tools and technology in emergency management and homeland security.  Geared towards all levels of government, private sector, public health and related professions.  Presented by VA EMA and VA DEM.

21 – 23   42nd Annual Fire Prevention and Inspection Conference. East Peoria, IL.  Keynote speaker:  Gordon Graham and educators from Sandy Hook Elementary School.


12 – 13   2018 Annual Disaster Resilience Conference.  “Creating Connections – Overcome Challenges…Together”  Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV.  Topics include creating your Disaster Plan, Cybersecurity, Active Shooter, Natural Disasters, Data Back-up and Recovery, Incident Management, Continuity Planning and Risk Management.

17 – 19  2018 Emergency Preparedness Conference. 14th Annual.  Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL.  Showcases responses to real-life disasters and threats, features Joint Commission experts to help you break down related accreditation standards and offers the opportunity to network with the best in your field.  Geared towards Chief Compliance Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Facility Managers, Emergency Management Managers, Risk Managers and Supply Chain Managers.

27   2018 FDIC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.  Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN.  Each climber pays tribute to a FDNY firefighter by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center.  Presented by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).

23 – 28   FDIC International 2018.  (Fire Departments Instructors Conference).  Indiana Convention center & Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN.  Largest gathering of decision-makers, trainers and experts, as well as manufacturers and suppliers, this is a conference to serve as engagement to network, relationship development and future revenue growth.


7 – 10   2018 National VOAD Conference. “Setting The Course”.  Providence, Rhode Island. (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) Geared towards bringing together volunteers, practitioners and experts across the disaster relief sector.  Professionals and volunteers in the emergency management field come to share their experiences, new concepts and develop whole community solutions to build more resilient communities.

24 – 26   2018 I-Women Conference.  “Embracing Success – Mind, Body & Soul”.  Hosted by Fairfax County Fire & Rescue Department, VA.  Special Guest Speakers:  Dany Cotton (Commissioner of the London Fire Brigade), Tonya Hoover (National Fire Academy Superintendent) and Rick Lasky (Fire Chief, Ret. Lewisville, TX).


6 – 10    IAFF 2018 Convention.  Seattle, WA.


15   Fallen Fire Firefighters Memorial. Colorado Springs, CO. 


(c) 2018 NW Fire Blog

2016 – 2017 Training Opportunities

Thank you for joining our newest topic of choice to enable you all to get the best training that is being offered to Public Safety members. This information is gleaned from various sources including the web, Fire Departments and additional websites.

We will include upcoming training events, conferences and general information.

Want to add your even to our Calendar and get some free PR? You can send us your info to or reach us on Facebook.




20th Annual Oklahoma Public Safety Conference. Embassy Suites Oklahoma City Downtown/Medical Center.


World Trauma Symposium 2016.  New Orleans, LA.


EMS World EXPO 2016.  Ernest N Morial Convention Center. New Orleans, LA.


Fires in Vehicles Conference.  Baltimore, Maryland. Sponsor: International Association of Arson Investigators.


11th International Fire Fair 2016.  Sao Paula, Brazil.


Vital Signs Conference. Syracuse, NY.  NEW!


IAEM Annual Conference.  Savannah, Georgia. Sponsor: International Association of Emergency Managers. Contact: (703) 538-1795.


IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police) 2016.  San Diego, CA.


National Safety Council Congress & Expo.  Anaheim, CA.


EMS World Expo. Las Vegas, NV.


2016 Public Safety and Security Fall Conference.  Arlington, VA.


NFPA Webinar:  “Using Social Media to Underscore Today’s Fire problem and Home Fire Sprinklers.”  1230 – 1330 EDT.


International EXPO on Fire, Safety and Security 2016. Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre. Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Nordic Safety Expo 2016.  Stockholm, Sweden.


Virginia APCO Fall Conference/8th Annual Statewide APCO-NENA Interoperability Conference.  Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. Roanoke, Virginia.



5th VdS Fire Safety Conference and Exhibition Cologne. Cologne, Germany.




NFPA Conference & EXPO.  Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.  Boston, MA.


2017 Medical Disaster Response.  Las Vegas, NV.  NEW!


Vincent J. Bollon Affiliate Leadership Training Summit (ALTS). Anaheim, CA.  NEW!

30 – 2/3

2017 Firemanship Conference.  Portland, OR.  NEW!



EMS Summit 2017. Lansing, MI.


The JEMS Conference and Exposition (EMS Today). Calvin L Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center. Salt Lake City, UT.


5- 8

Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference.  Washington, DC.  NEW!


Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Conference.  Reno, NV.  NEW!



FDIC International. Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis, IN.



Fire – Rescue Med (FRM) Conference.  Henderson, NV.  NEW!



International Hazardous Materials Response Teams Conference. Baltimore, MD.


Maryland State Firemen’s Association (MSFA) – 124th Annual Convention and Conference.  Ocean City, MD.  NEW!



Keystone Firefighter Conference.  Oaks (King of Prussia) PA.  NEW!


IAFC’s Annual Conference & EXPO – Fire-Rescue International (FRI).  Charlotte, NC.


4- 5

EMS EXPO 2017 Colombia.  ACOTAPH.  Bogota, Colombia.


John P. Redmond Symposium/Dominick F. Barbera EMS Conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.



Firehouse EXPO.  Nashville, TN.  NEW!

31-Nov 1

Backyards and Beyond Pre-conference. Boise, ID.



Backyards and Beyond Conference.  Boise, ID.

Be Safe Friends…..


(c) 2016 The #NWFireBlog – Updated 9/26/2016 @ 1945 hours PDT

Note:  All events will be moved over to our Page:  “2016-2017 Calendar of Events”.  New events will be published and will be added after each post. Thanks for the follow and be safe friends…..

2013 Firefighter Career Expo Upcoming – Canada

Don’t forget to register for this upcoming Fire Fighting Career Expo (Canada)  to learn what it takes to become a firefighter, what Fire Chiefs and Deputy Chiefs are looking for in a volunteer or career firefighter and to get an edge above the rest.

It’s a day long expo with Fire Service Vendors, Fire Chiefs and Deputies in attendance, Human Resources Specialists, Firefighters in presence, Fitness testing Agencies, Firefighter Training schools. is dedicated to helping firefighter recruits become the best and be the best in the firefighter profession.  Founder, Kory Pearn, will give two presentations on how to get ahead in pursuing your quest for becoming a firefighter.

This expo is to help give you an edge in pursuing your ‘dream’  job. Chiefs will help guide you through the application process, as well as other important steps in applying. 

Looks like a great way to step into the first phase of becoming a firefighter.

The following dates and locations are still open for registration:

Calgary – April 27, 2013 at The Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary, AB.  Phone #403-207-8102.  Conference Fee is $125.00 + HST.

Edmonton – April 28, 2013 at the Delta Edmonton South, Edmonton, AB.  Phone #780-434-6415.  Conference Fee is $125.00 + HST.

Wolfville – June 8, 2013 at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.  Phone #Unavailable.  Conference Fee is $125.00 + HST.

Space is limited and you must apply online at  Check out their website:

for more information and details.

We wish you lots of luck !

(c) 2013 The NW Fire Blog